Departmental Bulletin Paper Characteristics of Female Entrepreneurs and Bibliographical Analysis on Female Entrepreneurship Research: Comparison between Korea and Japan

Park, Taeyoung  ,  Shinkai, Naoko

(202)  , pp.1 - 25 , 2016-03 , 名古屋大学大学院国際開発研究科
Since the Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing and the first OECD Conference on Women Entrepreneurs in Small and Medium Enterprises was held in Paris in the 1990s, the issues of equal opportunities for both men and women in social and economic policies have been stressed globally. On the other hand, the number of female entrepreneurs does not seem to be high in Korea or in Japan compared to other OECD countries or other East Asian countries. In this paper, we first reviewed the trend of female entrepreneurs in two countries and compared environment for female entrepreneurs. Then, we surveyed existing papers on female entrepreneurs, using the database of each country, summarized findings in the previous literature on this subject, and aimed to identify the gap in the existing literature.

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